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India’s Greatest Sporting Heroes

Dhyan Chand

The winner of three Olympic gold medals in field hockey, Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand was undoubtedly one of the best sportsmen ever to have graced the game. He was a part of the highly talented Indian hockey team during the era when India dom...

Milkha Singh

Milkha Singh is a former Indian track and field sprinter who was the first Indian male athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at a Commonwealth Games. Fondly called ‘The Flying Sikh’—a title bequeathed to him by the former President of ...

Sachin Tendulkar

When Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut against Pakistan as a 16 year old, little did the world know that the curly-haired teenager would one day become one of the greatest legends of the game. In his homeland, India, Sachin is ...

Sania Mirza

Coached by father, Imran ... Began playing tennis at age 6 ... Father, Imran, is a builder; mother, Naseema, works in printing business; sister is Anam ... Likes movie Ocean's 11 and actors Brad Pitt and Hugh Grant ... Likes hip hop, including Emi...

Saina Nehwal

It isn’t easy to be a successful sports person in India where so much emphasis is given to academic performance. And for a woman hailing from a middle class family,that makes it even more difficult. But for the hard-working, determined and extreme...

P.T. Usha

The queen of Indian track and field for two decades, the woman who was nicknamed 'Payyoli Express'’,udanpari’, and “Golden Girl” because of her speed on the race-track, Pilavullakandi Thekke parampil Usha (P.T. Usha) needs no introduction.

Mary Kom

A sportswoman who has made India proud with her glorious achievements, Mary Kom is a boxer—the only Indian woman boxer who managed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics where she also won a Bronze Medal.

Kapil Dev

Considered to be one of the greatest cricketing all-rounders of all time, Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer best known for leading his team to a World Cup victory in 1983. Confident, charismatic and highly skilled, he was the Indian team’s ma...

Viswanathan Anand

Five time winner of the World Chess Championship, Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand dominated the world of chess for six years from 2007 to 2013. The former World Chess Champion is among the only two persons to have won the Classical, Rap...

Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone is one of the most famous legendary badminton players from India, who at the peak of his badminton career was one of the best badminton players in the world. He was born on 10-Jun-1955 at Bangalore in Karnataka, India.

Abhinav Bindra

Abinav Bindra is the Olympic gold winner of India that has made the billion plus citizens of nation proud with his exemplary performance in Olympics. He is the first ever Indian to win the individual Olympic gold medal in 108 years.

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj at 19 emerged as one of India's most capable batswomen with a staggering 214 against England in the second and final Test at Taunton. The middle-order bat now has the second highest score in women's Test cricket, having been surpassed ...

Leander Paes

The oldest man to have won a Glad Slam title, Leander Paes is an Indian professional tennis player considered to be among the best contemporary doubles players of the game. Over his career he has won eight doubles and six mixed doubles Grand Slam ...

Jeev Milkha Singh

Jeev Milkha Singh (born on 15-12-1971) is the first Indian professional golfer to become a member of the European Tour. He is the highest ranked Indian golfer in the world and first broke into the top 100 in October 2006.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (born January 29, 1970 in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan) is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in Men’s Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Sunil Gavaskar

Considered to be one of the best opening batsmen in cricket during his heydays, Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer best known for the numerous records he set over the span of his playing career.

Karnam Malleswari

Karnam Malleswari is an Indian weightlifter and Olympic award winner. She was born on 1st June 1975 in Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. Though she originated from a conservative background, she excelled in sports since her childhood days.

Anju Bobby George

It's after a very long time that an athlete capable of winning medals at the international level has come up on the Indian sports horizon. And she is none other than Anju Bobby George.

Pullela Gopichand

We have been urged to publish more articles on Sports. And from now on, we intend to do just that – hunt for exceptional stories related to sports and sports personalities and put them up for our readers! Today, our sports correspondent Manish Kal...

Anil Kumble

No bowler in history won India more Test matches than Anil Kumble, and there probably hasn't been a harder trier either. Like the great tall wristspinners Bill O'Reilly and his own idol BS Chandrasekhar, Kumble traded the legspinner's proverbial y...

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